Susan is the Administrator of the Climate and Sustainability Section of the Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy in the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. She directs programs to adapt to climate change, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and promote sustainable development policies throughout the state. She previously worked for Delaware Coastal Programs, leading the development of the state’s Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan.
Susan has worked in the public sector for 20 years and has significant experience conducting collaborative initiatives to solve emerging public policy issues. In addition to her climate change and sustainability projects, she led the development the South Wilmington Special Area Management Plan, which addressed a range of urban social and environmental issues in a socially vulnerable community, and led implementation of the Pea Patch Island Special Area Management Plan, which ensured the longevity and productivity of heron nesting habitat. Susan has spent considerable time engaged with local government planning, wetland policy and permitting issues. Her government experience provides a successful example of effective climate change and sea level rise adaptation to improve planning and resiliency in the state of Delaware.
Susan holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture, both from the University of Delaware. She also holds an AICP accreditation from the American Planning Association.
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